By Alex Jones
TERMINALLY tired? Perhaps a night at New York’s coolest new hotel will help you jet off to the land of nod.
Incredible photos show a long-abandoned terminal given a new lease of life as a new 512-bed 1960s-inspired hotel. Images show commodious beds overlooking bustling runways, a sleek sunken lounge where guests can sip on an Old Fashioned or Sidecar and the sweeping lines of the refurbished terminal which was designed to encapsulate the jet age.
Another stunning shot shows the reworked customer service desk at Finnish architect’s Eero Saarinen’s iconic TWA Terminal at JFK Airport, with rooms available from May for the not-too-sky-high rate of £190 a night.
A grand opening will take place in the autumn when all the complex’s six restaurants, eight bars and 10,000-square-foot rooftop observation deck with pool are completed.
The ‘space age’ project, which is rumoured to have cost nearly £200m, luxuriates in its early 1960s theme with rotary phones, Knoll furnishings and old Hollywood-inspired interiors throughout.
Built by world-renowned architect Saarinen, the TWA Flight Centre opened in 1962 ushering in a new era of jet air travel.
Unable to support the size of modern aircraft, the terminal was closed in 2001 and remained dark for 16 years before construction of the uber cool new TWA hotel started in 2017.
For those worried about the nearby airport causing noise problems – it is the only onsite hotel and you can literally rest assured knowing you are protected by seven planes of glass, the second thickest glass of its type in the world.
Visitors can also expect to find 50,000 square feet of meeting and event space that can host up to 1,600 people and a museum devoted to the jet age, TWA and the mid-century modern design movement.
There’s also a 10,000-square-foot gym with yoga facilities.
For more information, the airport hotel can be found here